Vice admiral (Royal Navy)|Vice admiral
'''William Bligh''' (9 September 1754 – 7 December 1817) was an officer of the British Royal Navy
and a colonial administrator. The Mutiny on the Bounty
occurred during his command of in 1789; Bligh and his loyal men reached Timor
, a journey of , after being set adrift in ''Bounty's'' Launch (boat)|launch
by the mutineers.
Fifteen years after the ''Bounty'' mutiny, he was appointed Governor of New South Wales
in Australia, with orders to clean up the corrupt rum
trade of the New South Wales Corps
. His actions directed against the trade resulted in the so-called Rum Rebellion
, during which Bligh was again placed under arrest and deposed from his command.